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Tech Giant Google Paying Women More Than Men in One Job Category

The study included nearly 91 per cent of the Google employees

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The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain. VOA

Google is paying more to women employees than men in the “Level 4 Software Engineer” category, according to an internal study.

According to a report in Forbes on Monday, men in this category were paid extra compensation to make reparations for the gender bias against them.

Google has faced accusations of gender bias against women at workplace in the past.

“To correct for what Google deemed gender bias, it provided $9.7 million in adjustments to 10,677 Googlers (an average of $908 per person),” the report mentioned.

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The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

This is a big jump from 2017 when Google paid $270,000 to 228 employees.

The search giant’s annual pay audit analyses employees’ compensation equity based on market rate for their job, location, level, performance rating, as well as factors like race and gender.

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The study included nearly 91 per cent of the Google employees. (IANS)

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Google Now Lets Users Order Food via Search, Maps, Assistant

Users can ask Google Assistant to repeat a previous order as well

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Saving people the trouble of having to download an additional app, Google is now letting users order food directly via Search, Maps, or Assistant using its partnerships with delivery companies.

Google has added a new “Order Online” button on Search and Maps which would appear when users would search for a supported restaurant, The Verge reported on Thursday.

Users can pick between pickup and delivery and select which service they want to order their food through.

If the restaurant supports it, the ordering selections would be made entirely through Google’s interface and Google Pay.

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Delivery man Ujjwal Singhal working with the food delivery app Swiggy carries an order to a customer in New Delhi, India, Feb. 6, 2019. (Representational image). VOA

Users can ask Google Assistant to repeat a previous order as well.

However, it remains unclear whether or not the feature would work on Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers or smart displays.

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The new functionality supports five different delivery services at launch – DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice, and ChowNow – and Google plans to add support for Zuppler and others in the future, the report added.

Recently, the search-engine giant revamped the Search interface for mobile with a new design that would help mobile users better understand which information is coming from where and what are they looking for. (IANS)